Open Call: Basel Pavillon 2022

Início em 01/09/2021 até 28/09/2021

Categorias: 09 setembro2021

This Open Call Basel Pavillon 2022 addresses and invites all creative minds, working in a variety of disciplines to submit their ideas addressing circular reuse through architecture and construction. Multidisciplinary teams from architecture, design, art, science and beyond are explicitly welcome to share their visions on the future now. It is through thinking together across disciplines and beyond current systems that we can start the much-needed revision in existing mindsets and processes related to our built environments. With the Basel Pavillon we aim to inspire a transformation that will instigate meaningful, lasting change in the long-term and a sharing of voices, visions and perspectives in the present.

Architecture must tread new paths in order to meet the ecological challenges of our time. The reuse of building components is an important aspect of this need. Under the auspices of The Architecture Week Basel (AWB), the design and programme of the Basel Pavillon intend to formulate a radical and aesthetic thesis for circular construction that implements (re)used components. A catalogue of used, reused building components from demolition projects in Switzerland is being compiled. It includes various building materials, types and scales.

The pavilion will open in May 2022 as part of AWB which will offer local and international potential a biannual platform in Basel for the first time. The pavilion will be located on the Dreispitz site in Basel.


• Architects and designers (urban, landscape, building, etc)

• Multidisciplinary teams (engineers, scenographers, artists, designers, scientists, economists, photographers, developers, sociologists, etc)

• Swiss and International

To have the opportunity to crystalize your vision regarding the future of the built environment and realize this vision to share with the public. To take the discourse and design from the drawing board to the building site on an international stage.


At the end of September, the Jury will select 4 proposals from the submitted entries who will then take part in the invited competition for the Basel Pavillion in Basel at Dreispitz. The competition will start with an initial workshop at the beginning of October. The submission deadline is at the end of November. Post planning and construction, the pavilion will open at Dreispitz on May 10, 2022 in conjunction with the inauguration of Architekturwoche Basel 2022.

Monday, Sep 28, 2021, at 11:59pm CET

Applying is only possible via the email

Successful candidates will be informed by Oct 04, 2021

The initial Workshop will happen on site at Wolf and Dreispitz in Basel on Monday, Oct 11, 2021, at 10:00am–3:00pm CET (RSVP)


The submission for the pre-qualification comprises 1 x A3 (landscape) as a PDF file, in which the idea is presented. These can be sketches, collages, texts or others. The teams are free in the design and content. The submission should present the approach to the question and initial idea as clearly and concisely as possible.

To apply, please send the following to

1. Team:

• Basic information: name, year of birth (used solely for internal administrative purposes), current address, country of residence, citizenship(s), and e-mail
• Short CV / Profile

2. Project:

• Your project title
• 1 x A3 (landscape) as a PDF file to clearly define your approach and express your idea

Please ensure that you hold the copyright to all submitted material. Elements of your application may be used in our documentation, even if your submission is not selected for the next stages of the project.

AWB accepts applications in German and English. All subsequent public events and communication will take place bilingual.

Each of the 12 selected teams will receive a fixed compensation of CHF 2,000. The winning team will receive an additional design fee of CHF 20,000 for the further planning and execution of the pavilion.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at


For more information see the regulation HERE

  • Open Call: Basel Pavillon 2022
  • Location: Basel, Switzerland